New York book editor Maris Matherly-Reed is following family tradition at Matherly Press by reviewing the submissions in the manuscript slush pile. A partial manuscript by author P.M.E. immediately catches Maris attention. The manuscript, titled Envy, grips Maris from the start, so much so that she goes to great lengths to try to contact the author.

Maris marriage to former publishing golden boy Noah Reed is under strain, so she decides that making a personal visit down to Georgia to talk with the reclusive P.M.E. will give her time to think. What Maris doesnt realize is that her contact with P.M.E., aka Parker Evans, is all part of a carefully choreographed plot thats been years in the making. But how will this titillating story of greed, envy, treachery and vengeance end?

The book-within-a-book plotline of ENVY allows this elaborate and enormously intriguing story to unfold on two levels. The storytelling is vintage Sandra Brown and is sure to keep her readers utterly hooked and completely guessing. (Sep., 490 pp., $25.95)

Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith